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A Historic Gate

When emerging on to St. Stephens Green from the top of Dublin’s Grafton Street, one cannot fail to be impressed by the elegant imposing arch which, on the opposite side of the road, adorns the corner entrance to St. Stephens … Continue reading

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Time Capsule – I May be a General Yet

At the outbreak of WWI on 28th July 1914, Ireland was governed from Britain and was considered by the British, to be as much a part of their Empire as any other country under British dominion, at that time. In … Continue reading

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Jules Verne – Visionary Extraordinaire

In recent days, during an extended conversation on antiquarian books which I had with my daughter, I mentioned that I had two such volumes. I took one of the books down from the book shelf. Its dark green cover clearly … Continue reading

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More than a Flickr of talent

Have you got a photographic memory? I have, and it has become so large in terms of prints and digital files over the years that I would now need a curator, to more effectively manage it. So, where did the … Continue reading

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The eReader Revolution

By the pace of today’s digital everything development, I arrived pretty late into this revolution, only having purchased my now unputdownable Kindle (keyboard) wi-fi eReader, in late 2011. What a piece of kit! Many times before purchase I came close … Continue reading

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Dublin’s Phoenix Park – A National Treasure

This year – 2012, is the 350th anniversary of the opening of the Phoenix Park to the general public. The park was opened, for the first time in 1747 by the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope. According to … Continue reading

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